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This is a lovely vanilla cake with layers of vanilla cream and whipped cream. The toasted pecans and coconut adds flavor and crunch – hope you’ll enjoy it.


Vanilla Sheet Cake

  • 1/2 cup (115 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (230 g) regular sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 2  1/4 cups (280 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon (250 ml) sour cream
  • Vanilla cream (thick vanilla custard)
  • 1  1/4 cup (300 ml) heavy cream
  • pecan nuts and shredded coconut

Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla.


Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda into a separate bowl.

Add the flour mixture to the batter with the sour cream.


Carefully mix on low speed until just combined.


Line a baking pan (approx. 9×13 inches/23×33 cm) with baking parchment and pour in the batter.


Bake in a 350˚F (180˚C) oven for 30 minutes.


Leave to cool while you make the vanilla cream. (You can find the recipe here.) Or use shop bought, if you prefer.


Spread out the pecans and coconut on a baking tray and place in the oven (same temperature, 350˚F /180˚C)  for about 10 minutes.

I used 2  1/2 oz. (75 gram) each of the coconut and pecans.


Spread out the vanilla cream over the cake.


Whisk the cream until soft peaks form and spread out on top of the vanilla cream.


Sprinkle over the toasted coconut and pecans, and some chocolate as well if you are a chocolate lover like me..


Now nothing remains but to enjoy this cake and share it with the people around you.



That’s it for now, I hope I was able to tempt you.


  1. Merete Ofstad Reply

    Hei Manuela
    Denne vil jeg lage i kveld.
    Å så må jeg bare si at den nye juleboka er bare helt utrolig. Jeg har bladd og bladd i den, og jeg har lyst til å lage alt. Veldig bra. De andre bøkene dine er også knallbra, men denne var noe for seg selv. Ta vare på deg selv, for du er spesiell.
    Klem fra Merete

  2. Iselin Johnsen Reply

    Hei! Jeg holder på å bake denne, men så ser jeg at det ikke står hvor mye sukker det skal være i! Hvor mye skal det være?:)

    • Team Passion4Baking Reply

      Hi Good, thank you for your kinds words. Hope you will try making this cake, it’s delicious!

      -Team Passion4Baking

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